Parenting, Relationships

When Mom’s Have Had Enough

During these days of isolation, I have been purging files -- cleaning out family history folders and having my daughter help me scan photos, documents, and histories and post them on FamilySearch. It makes us both feel productive, and I love reducing the loads of paper I've been hauling around for so long. The process… Continue reading When Mom’s Have Had Enough

Family, Parenting

Scrapbooking — One thing I did right

Like everybody, I spend too much time worrying about what I do wrong or what I don't do well enough. For today, I'm going to focus on a few things I've done right. One of those things ¬†was creating scrapbooks of our family life. I may not have been the craftiest, most artistic scrapbooker in… Continue reading Scrapbooking — One thing I did right

Family, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

We said yes!

As many of you know, my daughter Annie spent part of the summer in Africa. She came home on a Thursday. Her boyfriend, Josh, flew here Friday and stayed at her friend's house. (Thank you SKN!) Then, Saturday morning, he surprised her by proposing at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. If I'd had any doubts… Continue reading We said yes!

Family, Parenting

How to Motivate Kids

A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor asked me to write a blog about how to motivate kids to get good grades. She asked me how I motivated my kids. I had to think about it for a minute to remember, then I squirmed a little. "Money," I said. I honestly don't know whether our… Continue reading How to Motivate Kids